Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I think the economy is improving. You might say Duh, have you looked at the Dow Jones Industrial Average and noticed it went over 11,000 yesterday??

Yes, I have noticed that, thank you, but that isn't why I say the economy must be improving. The reason I feel that way is because I am starting to get those annoying checks from my credit card companies. You know, those "checks" they send you that you can write to anyone and when they are cashed the amount is charged to your account, along with outrageous fees and interest charges.

I hadn't received any of these things for quite a while - I can't even remember the last time I got one - but the past few days I've gotten two of these offers. Then the other day I saw an ad in the newspaper for one of those irresponsible home loans/refinance loans from a lender. You know the kind - advertising some really low interest rate with the fine print that tells you what a sucker you are if you go for it and how it will adjust upwards after a few months to a level that you won't be able to afford.

Ah, those things are coming back. I know the economy has picked up but I thought it would still be a while, like when the Dow hit 12,000 or more, before we started seeing the kinds of offers that brought us down in the first place a few short months ago.

Speaking of comebacks along a different vein, I see that Conan O'Brien will be returning to late night television! Whoo hoo! Not on a major network, but on cable. I bet all his fans are so thrilled to hear about it!

Not me, I'm not one of them. I know that's got to be the news of the year but I have never understood his popularity. I watched his old show several times, attempting to discover why some people are nuts about him but I just don't see it. I'll take Jay Leno any day of the week over him.

That's the two cents of the day!

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